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2009-12-07 07:40:00

A French start-up company from ESA's Business Incubation Centre in the Netherlands has developed a small instrument to measure wind speed and direction from the ground up to heights of 200 meters "“ information that is vital when deciding where to build a wind turbine to produce electricity. The French company Leosphere developed their system Windcube using "Ëœlidar' (light detection and ranging) remote-sensing technology to measure wind speed and direction, turbulence and...

2009-09-29 10:14:20

The European Space Agency says a Finnish company has created an antenna that can be built into textiles and used for personal satellite communication. With a simple press on his shirt insignia, the captain of the Star Ship Enterprise could send and receive messages, the ESA said in a statement. Now, thanks to the efforts of a Finnish company supported by ESA, this futuristic communication may not be limited to fiction. The space agency said Finland's Patria Aviation Co. has demonstrated such...

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2009-09-23 09:18:35

For the fifth time, ESA hosted this month the one-week CEMS kick-off seminar for students from leading European management schools to learn about technology transfer and what it takes to turn space technology breakthroughs into viable non-space businesses. Organized by ESA's Technology Transfer Program Office in cooperation with ESA Human Spaceflight's Erasmus Center as well as the Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University (RSM), the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS)...

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2009-09-16 10:19:47

As part of its Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems program, ESA is taking a practical step towards a new viewing experience: 3D television at home, delivered by satellite. 3D televisions and standard reception equipment are being set up at selected sites in Europe. Transmission of a continuous 3D channel began on 12 March 2009. The channel offers a range of program lengths and material, including sport, a short film and trailers, and events filmed in live 3D will be added. The...

2009-06-08 02:52:00

NOORDIJK, The Netherlands, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- - Novel Mobile Service AllAroundMe Uses Smart Navigation Technology to Provide Personalised Information on Shopping, Dining and Events - Wherever you are With its novel mobile phone service AllAroundMe, launched in The Netherlands on 8 June, Dutch company Mobzili provides location-based information on shopping, entertainment, tourism and public transportation by combining satellite and telecommunication technology with the latest...